Cathrine Dufour Rides Bohemian to Score of 83% to Win Herning World Cup Grand Prix

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Cathrine Dufour and Bohemian. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

HERNING, Denmark, Oct. 19, 2019–Cathrine Dufour rode Bohemian to a score of 83.022% to win the World Cup Grand Prix Saturday for a smashing launch of the Western European circuit leading to the final in Las Vegas next April.

The score for the Danish rider on Bohemian, a nine-year-old Westfalen gelding in the second year at Big Tour, was second so far this year only to Isabell Werth on Bella Rose who posted 85.652% in the European Championship Grand Prix two months ago.

The crowd burst into spontaneous clapping as the duo rode the final centerline that caused Bohemian to spook but quickly brought back by Cathrine.

“The atmosphere is so cool in there and he has to learn it,” Cathrine said after the ride that received a standing ovation. “So thanks to the audience, it wasn’t their fault he reacted in that way. I’m glad the audience is so enthusiastic.”

Germany’s Benjamin Werndl on Daily Mirror, that competed at the rider’s first final in Gothenburg, Sweden in April, posted a personal best 77.239% to place second.

Helen Langehanenberg, the 2013 World Cup champion on Damon Hill, rode Damsey FRH to third place on 75.761%.

The result for the 27-year-old Cathrine placed her in elite company with two horses to breach the 80% mark at Grand Prix, the other her Cassidy that she developed from European Junior Championships to the 2016 Olympics and medalist in Europeans in 2017 and 2019.

Only Isabell Werth has ridden three horses into the 80% club, with Bella Rose, Weihegold OLD and Emilio. Edward Gal achieved the scores with Totilas and Glock’s Undercover and Charlotte Dujardin did so with Valegro and Mount St. John Freestyle.

Cathrine, 27 years old, has not competed at a World Cup Final.

The Grand Prix Freestyle to decide points is set for Sunday as the first of 11 qualifiers in the Western European League leading to Las Vegas. Central Europe and the Pacific are winding down while North America has another five qualifying events, four at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, on the calendar.

CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix

Judges-E: Susanne Baarup-DEN H: Eduard De Wolff Van Westerrode-NED C: Mariette Sanders-Van Gansewinkel-NED M: Alice Schwab-AUT B: Magnus Ringmark-SWE

Pl. Rider Horse  Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B Total
1 Bohemian Gelding / WESTF / Dark Chestnut / 2010 / Bordeaux x Samarant / / Abildgaard Equestrian Aps 82.500   1 84.239   1 82.391   1 80.217    1 85.761    1 83.022
2 Daily Mirror 9 Gelding / WESTF / Black / 2004 / Damon Hill x Florestan I / Kellermann, Dieter / Flora Keller, Benjamin Werndl 78.261    2 75.435   3 78.370   2 75.761    2 78.370   2 77.239
3 Damsey Frh Stallion / HANN / Bay / 2002 / Dressage Royal x Ritual / Hengsthaltung Kothe / Leatherdale, Louise & Meyer, Susanne 76.087   4 78.152   2 74.783   5 74.130   5 75.652   4 75.761
4 Fiontini Mare / DWB / Bay / 2010 / Fassbinder x Romanov / Hanne Lund Og Henrik Hansen, Solrod Strand / Stutteri Evo og Helgstrand Dressage Aps 76.304   3 73.804   4 75.978   3 74.674   4 76.413   3 75.435
5 Blue Hors Zack Stallion / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Rousseau x Jazz / B. Wilschut, Bosschenhoofd / Blue Hors Aps 75.000  5 73.804   4 75.435   4 75.761    2 73.696   6 74.739
6 Zephyr Gelding / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Jazz x Farmer / W.P.J. Cornelissen, Beilen / W.P.J. Cornelissen 72.500  10 72.283   6 73.043   8 74.022   6 72.826   9 72.935
7 Zanardi Stallion / KWPN / Grey / 2004 / Rubels x Avignon / A. Spronk-Franken, Oldebroek / H.P.F. Minderhoud & R.Landa 73.043   7 72.065   7 73.478   7 72.500  8 72.935   8 72.804
8 Jojo AZ Gelding / HSH / Darkbay / 2003 / Damhus Hoek’s Ginus x Justboy / Enyingi Agrár Rt. / Julianelyst Aps & Claus Thinggaard 73.587   6 68.587 14 73.804   6 72.717    7 74.348   5 72.609
Not placed
9 Boston Sth Stallion / KWPN / Darkbay / 2006 / Johnson TN x Quattro / J.W. Temmink, Vorden / B. Nekeman, L.F. Nekeman 72.935   8 72.065   7 73.043   8 71.739   9 70.870  11 72.130
10 Zuidenwind 1187 Stallion / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / Oo-Seven x Jazz / H. Van Helvoirt, Rosmalen / Gränsbo Stuteri, Rose Mathisen 70.978 11 70.652   9 72.065 10 70.000 11 73.587   7 71.456
11 Chinook Stallion / KWPN / Black / 2007 / Vivaldi x Havidoff / A. Valk / Rpa Kruininger Holding 72.717   9 69.674  12 70.978  11 70.652 10 72.283 10 71.261
12 Benaglio Gelding / OLDBG / Chestnut / 2008 / Breitling W x Partout / Beatrice Baumguertel / Victoria Max-Theurer 69.457 13 70.652   9 70.652 12 69.348 12 70.652 12 70.152
13 Isac Gelding / SWB / Bay / 2005 / Hip Hop x Master / Per-Crister Bengtsson / Ekeslund Holding Ab 69.783 12 70.000 11 69.674 13 67.391 14 69.891 13 69.348
14 For President Gelding / AWÖ / Bay / 2008 / Fontane x Brentano II / Eva Buchar / Eva Buchar 67.935 14 67.283 17 67.717  14 68.913 13 68.478 14 68.065
15 Ramoneur 6 Stallion / OLDBG / Dark Chestnut / 2002 / Rohdiamant x Alabaster / Bettin-Schulze-Schleppinghoff, Barbara / Tanya Seymour 67.500 15 69.565 13 66.413 15 64.674 16 66.413 16 66.913
16 Cash Gelding / KWPN / Black Bay / 2007 / Voice x Metall / I. Tijms, Aartswoud / Nars Gottmer, Matty Marissink Stables 66.739 16 67.935 16 63.370 17 64.457 17 67.826 15 66.065
17 Foco Loco W Gelding / BWP / Bay / 2005 / V Sierappel / Korsten Van Duffel / North Holdings Corp 64.565 17 68.587 14 63.478 16 65.761 15 65.652 17 65.609
18 Mickey M Gelding / SWB / Bay / 2006 / Metall x Bonaparte 566 / Medorid Ab / Natalie Oldfors EL
18 Duke Of Britain Gelding / HANN / Chestnut / 2007 / Dimaggio x Rubinstein / Zg Pidgley, Sarah U.Tony / Hof Kasselmann & Co.Kg EL